Summer Immersion 2023 - How to start your career in Germany

- Application period is closed for this year! We will inform you about the opportunities for 2024 in autumn! -

In 2023, a new three-week summer immersion program will be offered at htw as a cooperation between the International Office, the Business School and the team for intercultural management and German as a foreign language.

From June 19th until July 07th, 2023, you will have the opportunity to discover Saarbrucken, the Greater Region, fascinating lectures on current topics, the German language and interesting companies from different branches in the area.
Lectures will be held in English, German intensive classes on your respective level are mandatory - and of course, various activities like sightseeing, sports, cultural evenings and a local BBQ will be offered, too!

Meanwhile, you can find a summary of the program, including information on housing and fees, via German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):

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What to expect from our immersion program?

When participating in our summer immersion program, you may expect:

Special lectures in English

Experts from industry and professors of engineering and business will showcase their fields of expertise from the German perspective. By exploring current topics, you will get up-to-date sneak peaks into German engineering and management.

There are six intensive lectures of one hour each offered during the three weeks.

Company visits

You will discover world leading companies in the region through interactive tours. These include global players such as Festo, Hager, Villeroy & Boch, ZF and Michelin. Take the opportunity to connect with your potential employers and discover the portfolio of the regional job market. Feel free to bring along your CV to get in touch with the HR unit after the tours.

German courses

In addition to the lectures and company tours, you will benefit from an intensive German language course consisting of ten teaching hours per week, offered at two levels: beginner (A1/A2) and advanced (B1 to C1). Learn about job-specific vocabulary and related topics like how to write your CV to impress German companies.

Intercultural communication

You will dive into the German working culture in a dense course of four teaching hours per week. You will focus on work and business cultures like organisational and team cultures frequently found in German companies and be introduced to the basics of communication cultures in professional and private environments. Our approach is learner-centred and follows effective training methods.

Every week, the course consists of 20 hours (six hours of lectures, 10 hours of German, four hours of intercultural communication) as well as company tours and extracurricular activities.


Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
des Saarlandes
Goebenstraße 40
66117 Saarbrücken

Telefon: (0681) 58 67 - 0
Telefax: (0681) 58 67 - 122

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